JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Unbeaten Tulips are the new invincibles

UNBEATABLE: Spalding United under-16s. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG210413-111NG (to order call 01775 765433.
UNBEATABLE: Spalding United under-16s. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG210413-111NG (to order call 01775 765433.

Champions Spalding United under-16s finished on a high as they completed an unbeaten league season with a resounding 5-0 thrashing of Blackstones.

The young Tulips started slowly and the game was fairly evenly matched until Wes Wilson scored their first.

Spalding dominated play, but just couldn’t get the ball to bounce right in the final third on a hard, bumpy pitch.

Undeterred, Liam French made it 2-0 just before half time to give them a healthy cushion.

The second half saw a few changes, but it didn’t affect the game as Spalding raced forward at every opportunity.

John Wiggins smashed their third goal home from a corner, before George Smith stepped up and buried a penalty after Wilson was fouled.

Wilson then completed the rout with his second to finish of a terrific season for the talented Tulips, who celebrated together on the pitch after the final whistle.